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Freezing in Hong Kong

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It was a very tired couple that arrived in Hong Kong early sunday morning.

We got to the hotel and hoped for an early check in, but no luck so we left our bags and got out on town.
We took a tram for 2.30 HKD each, 1 HKD is about 0.90 SEK so you understand it is very cheap.
The big minus though, that everybody thought it was warm outside, many of the windows in the tram where open, so we where
freezing. It was cloudy all day and about 14-15 degrees.
We got off in Happy Valley and walked our way back to the hotel, no brunch with beer this time, only McDonalds ;-)

Back at the hotel we learned that we┬┤ve been upgraded to a suite.
A very nice room and a bed so high that one had to jump up to the bed.

In the night we took the Tram Peak up to Victoria Peak for some nice views on Hong Kong and Kowlon.
Maria Victoria Peak

Maria Victoria Peak

We had a nice dinner at the luxory Pearl at the Peak even if it was very cold.
Maria had to wear both Helly Hansen and a sweater, still freezing.
Dinner Pearl at the Peak

Dinner Pearl at the Peak

dinner in Helly Hansen sweater

dinner in Helly Hansen sweater

our steaks

our steaks

After 10 hours sleep in really good beds, we where ready for a new day with a lot of walking.
Botanical garden, check-in at central station and Man Mo temple which was really exciting.
Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple

Then we went to Kowloon to go to the market on Temple street.
Maria got some nice things there..
We were happy to find a nice chinese restaurant just in time before the beautyful Symphoni of lights, that is even more
stunning than any photo can show,
so here is a photo that does not show all colours..
symphoni of light

symphoni of light

Now we are at the airport and our flight departs at 1.30, the flight is 13 hours, but we travel back in time so we arrive 6.30 in London.
After a few hours there we take the last flight for this time.
Hello Sweden we are soon home again.

Posted by mariahenke 08:06 Archived in Hong Kong

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